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HearingTest – Rewind! #1!

Posted by Molli Fire on Saturday, 9June07

Welcome to the premier edition of HT-Rewind! Issue 001!

The Greatest Hits from the first week of June:

Drones Of The Dour – Sunn O))), Wolf Eyes, Wolves In The Throneroom, Merzbow, Weedeater Shows

Sunn O))) announced a string of West Coast US shows with the incredibly talented Wolves In The Throneroom bringing furious black metal along and Southern Lord label mates Weedeater. Sunn O))) also announced that they will play the Super Sonic Fest in UK alongside Mogwai and Miasma, as well as the Dour Festival with previous tour mates Wolf Eyes plus Merzbow and Wilco.

Sunn O))) To Release Oracle On Vinyl

Sunn O))) also announced that they will be releasing Oracle on vinyl. Brainwashed got a hold of the cd and has reviewed it with samplage.

Digitized – Bob Marley’s Exodus Gets A Futuristic Release

Exodus turns 30 this year, and to celebrate Island will be reissuing the entire album on USB stick, Micro SD, deluxe cd, cd, and vinyl. The first 3 come with video footage of Bob Marley and the Wailers performing live in London in 1977. The vinyl will be reissued as an exact replica of its first release.

Dope New 50/50 Video From Wiley!

Eski Boy makes a smokin video for “50/50” from his upcoming Playtime Is Over and HearingTest has the links to a crystal clear mov format. It positively sparkles, and comes rumbling out of the subwoofers! In addition to the vid, the sweet fellas over at Big Dada have sent us a link to where you can get your own Wiley player. It’s sweet too, I wish I could show you here, but WordPress does not allow embedding of players other than a few like yT. But trust me, go check it out, it has the video for “50/50” plus audio for “Gangsters” and “Bow E3”. It’s a clever likkle device –
www.bigdada.com/wileyplayer/

December ATP – Portishead, Aphex Twin, Earth, Julian Cope And More

Yep, all those folks are on the lineup. What isn’t obvious from the beginning of this report is that the second part features an album review by Julian Cope for one of the most amazing dark ambient metal bands – Sacrificial Totem. The album that Cope reviewed is Hurqalya which can be found on Katabatik. All fans of ambient noise, ambient metal, and atmospheric sonic storytelling should definitely check this out. Katabatik releases albums and hosts concerts with bands who create unique sonic experimentations. Their catalogue ranges from experimental electronica to IDM to ambient, metal, ragtime, and glitch-core. Definitely a fine resource of music.

NME Offers Free White Stripes Record In Magazine This Week

A limited edition red vinyl picture disc of “Rag And Bone” from the White Stripes’ upcoming Icky Thump was included in this week’s issue of NME. More info and pictures in the report.

Download – Matt Shadetek Releases His BBC Mix

MO FIRE! MO BASS!! Bo! This mix is the shizzle! If you haven’t already, go get this mix NOW! Killer tunes, mostly original stuff and remixes from the likes of Matt Shadetek, Drop The Lime, Plastician etc. Originally mixed for BBC’s Mary Anne Hobbs show, this is the first time its been available for download, and it’s FREE! If you like what you hear, show your love and buy some vinyl and keep it spinning!

Glen E Friedman Releases Fugazi Photos

Another fantastic picture book from the super talented Friedman. This report has links to where you can find other books by Friedman on Burning Flags Press.

Blue Scholars Video For “Back Home” From Bayani

The song rules, the video rules. Go check it out. It’s about bringing our troops home to their families where they belong.

Dragons Exist And So Do Ninjas

Ninja Tunes found a rare master tape from 1970 of psychedelic surf rock by the Dragons. Dennis Dragon is known for his work composing soundtracks for 1970’s skate films, surf films, ski films, and more. This is such an epic story of the Dragon Brothers and how they were just too far ahead of the music business in the 70’s. If you read nothing else, read this. Okay, maybe just this, Shadetek, and Wiley.

Whew! What a week! And this is just the highlights! ENJOY!

This week’s news is brought to you by the letter D

 

 


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Aphex Twin, Earth, Julian Cope Play ATP W/ Portishead

Posted by Molli Fire on Saturday, 2June07

Oh that’s it. If I don’t build, buy, or otherwise acquire a teleportation device soon I’ll go mad! It started with the Roadburn Festival, then the upcoming Dour Festival, and now this – the lineup for the All Tomorrow’s Parties curated by Portishead:

All Tomorrow’s Parties NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS Lineup

PORTISHEAD

APHEX TWIN »

JULIAN COPE

SPARKLEHORSE »

ONEIDA »

BLACK MOUNTAIN »

CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX

FUZZ AGAINST JUNK

SEASICK STEVE

TEAM BRICK

EARTH »

OK, you all know how I feel about Earth (drone metal pioneers, and DEMI-gods!), but Aphex Twin? He NEVER plays live shows! He is adamant about asking for so much money to play a live show that it ensures he never gets invited to play. I’ve heard that he is nothing but a jerk to work with, but that’s besides the point. This is a truly RARE opportunity to see an amazing pioneer of experimental glitch electronica!

The ATP/Nightmare Before Christmas experimental music event takes place December 7, 8 & 9 at Butlins Holiday Camp at Minehead in the UK. For those not familiar, (and those in the US) think of an oversized playground with a pub on the coast with an experimental music camp out. According to the news on the Portishead site, “Signing up to the mailing list instantly makes you eligible in a draw to win a pair of tickets for ATP”.

All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival website

Aphex Twin, Portishead, Julian Cope And Earth Play ATP December 2007

Julian Cope Reviews Avant-Garde Albums Every Month

Julian Cope has a fascinating collection of music in his Album of the Month series. This month he reviewed Les Rallizes Denudés album Flightless Bird. You can stream the album while reading the review, “Facel Vega from the Heart of Darkness”.
In April, Cope reviewed a truly unique album, Hurqalya by Sacrificial Totem. It is a very limited edition album released by Katabatik in Oakland, CA (only 99 copies were issued, each with hand assembled packaging).

Sacrificial Totem – Hurqalya:
Julian Cope Reviews Sacrificial Totem Ambient Black Metal Album

How Cope came across the album is a total mystery, but it seems he was quite moved by the sonic journey it involved him in. One of the more tame statements from his review:

For Sacrificial Totem’s cataclysmic raging across our speaker systems are enormous weather-sized sonic tempests that exhibit more life force than even the most ardent proto-metal or No Wave freerock, and their calamitous sound is a key to clearing away all the slack, all the kack and all the psychic plaque that the extraneous and unnecessary moves of the Modern world build up around our senses, divorcing us from the sheer ecstasy of the exterior by numbing us up with sweet sticky melodies and rhymes of unrealistic hope

I’ve been an on again off again fan of Cope’s since I was 19, but this review makes him my journalistic mentor. I love the way some can weave a review of black metal. If you don’t recognize his name right off the bat, you may have heard him uttering chants of doom on the Sunn O))) White Album….

Sacrificial Totem artist page on Katabatik.org

The second track on this mix is from the Hurqalya album:

click to play the mix. It is a KPFA radio dj set of all Katabatik artists, the full tracklist is on Katabatik’s Sounds page. You can download the mp3 from their site.

 

 


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BORIS Headed To Europe To Play w/ ISIS And Pelican

Posted by Molli Fire on Friday, 1June07

Yay! Southern Lord mates BORIS – the tiny Japanese trio with a great big GONG and a great big metal sound, will also be touring Europe this summer! Some stops will find them joining the ISIS/OXBOW concerts previously announced, one stop will find them sharing the stage with Pelican, and the others seem to be independent gigs. Southern Lord + Hydra Head = Serious Audio Doom!!

BORIS Tour Dates

06-17 Ljubljana, Slovenia – Cvetlicarna Mediapark w/ ISIS + OXBOW
06-18 Vienna, Austria – Szene
06-19 Wroclaw, Poland – Firelej w/ ISIS + OXBOW
06-20 Warsaw, Poland – Progresja w/ ISIS + OXBOW
06-22 Prague, Czech Republic – Palace Akropolis w/ ISIS + OXBOW
06-23 Dortmund, Germany – FZW
06-24 Tilburg, Netherlands – 013 Popcentrum
06-25 Brighton, England – Engine Rooms
06-26 Manchester, England – Sacred Trinity Church
06-27 Glasgow, Scotland – Nice’n’Sleazy
06-28 Newcastle, England – The Cluny
06-29 Sheffield, England – Corporation
06-30 Nottingham, England – TBA
07-01 Bristol, England – The Cooler
07-02 London, England – KOKO w/ ISIS + OXBOW
07-03 Kortrijk, Belgium – De Kreun
07-04 Stuttgart, Germany – Club Schocken w/ Pelican
07-05 Hamburg, Germany – Molotow Club
07-06 Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival

LINKS

BORIS page on Southern Lord as always, you can listen to Southern Lord artists on their band pages and sometimes even grab the mp3.
BORIS HEAVY ROCKS Homepage
You can download “Farewell” off their album Pink at Southern Lord

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunn O))) New Release + Tour W/ Wolf Eyes, Wolves in the Throneroom, Merzbow

Posted by Molli Fire on Wednesday, 30May07

Sunn O))) has announced more tour dates on their artist page at Southern Lord Records! I guess the Pacific Rim and Roadburn festival were good to them, because after they play the Sonar Festival in Barcelona, they will be playing one show in the UK and then heading home to the US for some west coast shows with label mates and mentors, Earth.

Dang I wish I could have been at that Roadburn, but I would be happy to catch their performance in Belgium with Wolf Eyes. One of my very favorite Sunn O))) performances ever was with Wolf Eyes at the Lobot in Oakland. Both bands have been a huge musical influence on me. My bandmate in T113 grew up in Ann Arbor and was friends with Nate of Wolf Eyes, thus sharing some of the same musical influences and ideas. My mate first introduced me to Wolf Eyes’ brilliant chaotic noise and I was hooked. I think an ideal show for our band T113 would be with Sunn O))), Wolf Eyes and Merzbow in Japan (where they truly appreciate noise as an artform). This festival in Belgium comes awfully close! Who wants to fly T113 out to the Dour Festival to perform as well?

Also on this upcoming tour, Sunn O))) will playing shows with Wolves in the Throneroom, whom I have also mentioned as a fantastic metal band. If you get the chance, definitely catch them live. They are TIGHT, and play furiously passionate metal. T113 has played shows with them, and Wolves has honored us on a few occasions by playing on our soundsystem, including at the Autonomous Mutant Festival. In fact one of my fave live performances as T113 was with Wolves in the Throneroom at Overload in Oakland. My mic wasn’t working, but my mate and I played a killer set that included a doom metal cover of Ledbelly’s “In The Pines”. The guys of Wolves in the Throneroom are such down to earth and sweet people in addition to playing stellar, dark music. Not theatrical, like Sunn O))) but intense nonetheless.

Tour

Jun 16, 2007 Sonar Festival Barcelona
Jun 18, 2007 Meltdown Festival London, UK w/Chrome Hoof
Jul 2, 2007 Casbah San Diego, CA Earth, Weedeater & Wolves in the Throne Room
Jul 3, 2007 El Ray Los Angeles, LA Earth, Weedeater & Wolves in the Throne Room
Jul 4, 2007 Independant San Francisco, CA Earth, Weedeater & Wolves in the Throne Room
Jul 6, 2007 Mt Tabor Portland, OR Earth, Weedeater & Wolves in the Throne Room
Jul 7, 2007 El Corazon Seattle, WA Earth, Weedeater & Wolves in the Throne Room
Jul 14, 2007 SuperSonic Festival Birmingham UK Om, Mogwai, Miasma, etc
Jul 15, 2007 Dour Festival Belgium Wilco, Merzbow, Wolf Eyes

Sunn O))) - Oracle Cover Art

Sunn O))) has also announced that they will be releasing a 12″ vinyl record called Oracle in the US this summer. The 2 singles that would comprise the 2 sides of the record are:
1. “Belülrol Pusztít” – 16:01
2. “Orakulum” – 18:37

The jackhammer on the A side is provided by Joe Preston (Thrones).
It will be accompanied by a bonus disc:

“Helio)))sophist” – 48:17

You should be able to acquire your copy at any of the US shows. Southern Lord has not yet announced whether they will carry it in the online store, so expect a super limited edition.

Links

Sunn O)))

Wolf Eyes

Wolves in the Throneroom

Merzbow

 

Related posts on HT:

Sunn O))) and Wolf Eyes Play Sonar Fest
Growing Wolf Eyes On Thrones Touring Europe
Boris and Sunn O))) tour Pacific Rim 2007
Sunn O))) Adds Roadburn Festival To Tour
No Fun Noise Fest Tortures NYC 4th Year In A Row

 

 

 

 

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Ozzy’s Star Shines In Birmingham

Posted by Molli Fire on Thursday, 17May07

Ozzy is making a move to stay at the top of the list of headlines this week! Within the last 24 hours, fellow MOGgers have posted news of Ozzy’s superb interview with the Telegraph and the official upload of the first single from his upcoming release, Black Rain, and here i am posting the latest Oz buzz :
Ozzy’s hometown of Birmingham is about to install its own Walk Of Fame, similar to the star-lined Walk in Hollywood. And who will they honour with the very first star on this stretch of glitter and gold?
Yep – Ozzy Osbourne will be inducted on the new Birmingham Walk Of Fame! Located on Broad Street, the star will be planted on July 6th, the same day that Ozzy plays his homecoming show at the National Indoor Arena.

More info, including how honoured the Lord Mayor of Birmingham is to be able to offer the first star to Ozzy, can be found at NME.

 
 
 
  
  

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Totimoshi Add Dates To Tour, Add Sludge Metal To US

Posted by Molli Fire on Wednesday, 25April07

Sludge Metal professionals, Totimoshi, hail from the tuff streets of Oakland, CA, have recently released their 3rd studio album, Ladron, and have spent the last few years touring with Helmet, Melvins, Mastadon, and Fu Manchu. Today they added more dates to their 2007 US tour, so you should have ample opportunity to see their legendary live performance, even if you are in Minne, Minne!

Totimoshi US Tour w/ RTX

(featuring Jennifer Herrema ex-Royal Trux)

May 1 2007 Larimer Lounge w/ RTX Denver, Colorado
May 2 2007 Duffy’s Tavern w/ RTX Lincoln, Nebraska
May 3 2007 Record Bar w/ RTX Kansas City, Missouri
May 4 2007 Jackpot Saloon w/ RTX Lawrence, Kansas
May 5 2007 7th St. Entry w/ RTX Minneapolis, Minnesota
May 7 2007 Empty Bottle w/ RTX Chicago, Illinois
May 8 2007 Uncle Pleasant’s w/ RTX Louisville, Kentucky
May 9 2007 Mac’s w/ RTX Lansing, Michigan
May 10 2007 Small’s w/ RTX Detroit, Michigan
May 11 2007 Ravari Room w/ RTX Columbus, Ohio
May 12 2007 St. Pub w/ RTX Pitsburgh, Pennsylvania
May 13 2007 123 Pleasant St. W/RTX Morgantown, West Virginia
May 14 2007 The Sugar Tank Lancaster, Pennsylvania
May 15 2007 Theatre w/ RTX, Heavy Hands, The Jewish New York, New York
May 16 2007 AS220 w/ RTX (all ages!) Providence, Rhode Island
May 18 2007 O’Brien’s Pub w/ RTX Allston, Massachusetts
May 19 2007 Luna Lounge w/RTX & Cheeseburger Brooklyn, New York
May 20 2007 Otto Bar w/ RTX Baltimore, Maryland
May 22 2007 Wonderland W/RTX Richmond, Virginia
May 23 2007 Local 506 w/ RTX Chapel Hill, North Carolina
May 24 2007 Village Tavern w/RTX Mt Pleasant, South Carolina
May 25 2007 40 Watt w/ RTX Athens, Georgia
May 26 2007 Jack Rabbit’s w/ RTX Jacksonville, Florida
May 27 2007 The Social w/RTX Orlando, Florida
May 29 2007 The Earl w/RTX, Dropsonic Atlanta, Florida
May 31 2007 w/RTX Houston, Texas
Jun 1 2007 Emo’s w/ RTX Austin, Texas
Jun 2 2007 Zumiez Couch Tour Seattle, Washington
Jun 3 2007 Zumiez Couch Tour Portland, Oregon

Ladron

Totimoshi’s 3rd album, Ladron was produced by Page Hamilton (who also produces Helmet albums), and brings sludge metal, 70’s Sabbath style metal, and doom metal, all in one simple package. It is already available to the public, so if you like what you hear, go get it today. Oakland incubates no-frills die hard metal bands, and Totimoshi is no exception.

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Tracklist
1. Ladron
2. In Virgo
3. The Dance Of Snakes
4. God Of Earth
5. Viva Zapata
6. A Weighted Line
7. To The Fire
8. The Hide
9. These Meanings
10. The Drunken Sun Forever Watching
11. The Shame

Listen!
Track 01: Ladrón
Track 05: Viva Zapata

Their PR people describe this album :

Just off a West Coast tour w/ rock legends HELMET, Oakland, CA’s sludge-grunge-alt-hell-rock trio TOTIMOSHI are back w/ the follow-up to 2003’s “Monoli” and 2005’s re-issue of Mysterioso? to bring we mortals one of the heaviest and doom-ridden masterpieces the world of heavy rock has seen in way too long (no wonder bands like Helmet, Mastodon, Fu-Manchu, Kylesa, High on Fire, and the Melvins have tapped the band to tour and perform alongside on more than one occasion).

Bringing to mind some of history’s heaviest hitters (see Blue Cheer, Tool, Nirvana, Oxbow, Helmet), “Ladron’s” sludge-heavy guitar riffs, hugely-powerful bass-lines, and pummeling drums take their listener on a pseudo-psychedelic journey through space and time, and leave them wallowing in the depths of hell.

Add to that, this review from Stylus Mag:

“Run bongwater-soaked ’70s hard rock through Melvins and Sleep, sprinkle touches of blues and pop on top, and you have Totimoshi. This Oakland, CA trio does the stoner Sabbath thing as well as any band, but stands out with tones ranging from acoustic to twangy to fuzztones at 11. The group has a fearsome live reputation, and the nicely natural production (by Helmet’s Page Hamilton) hints at that.” – STYLUSMAGAZINE.COM

Links

http://www.totimoshi.com/
http://www.myspace.com/totimoshi

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Sunn O))) + STRIBORG Live In Melbourne AUS

Posted by Molli Fire on Wednesday, 25April07

Wow! it is a good time to be down under! this show not only features the notorious drone duo known as Sunn O))), but also includes a brand new collaboration with Tasmanian native – STRIBORG!

this is what is posted on Southern Lord’s news page :

SUNN 0))) PRESENTS: PENTEMPLE

GREG ANDERSON (of Sunn 0))), Goatsnake, Burial Chamber Trio)
STEPHEN O’MALLEY (of Sunn 0))), KTL, Khanate, Gravetemple)
OREN AMBARCHI (of Touch records, Gravetemple, Burial Chamber Trio)
ATTILA CSIHAR (of Mayhem, Tormentor, Aborym, Gravetemple, Burial Chamber Trio)
SIN NANNA (aka STRIBORG)

Tuesday 8th May 2007
The Toff in Town

As you will know, US doom-drone behemoth SUNN 0))) will be performing a HUGE must-see show together with Japanese monsters BORIS at the Hi-fi Bar on Wednesday 9th May. However we are pleased to announce a Melbourne-only intimate ‘improv’ show that will include collaborations with members of black metal legends Mayhem and Striborg! This show will be completely different to the Hi-fi show and strictly limited to capacity at Melbourne’s newest venue The Toff in Town on Tuesday 8th May

This ritual will feature the first public appearance of Tasmania’s Sin Nanna aka STRIBORG, making a special & rare live collaboration with Attila Csihar, (legendary vocalist of Mayhem), Aussie avant-maverick Oren Ambarchi, and Greg Anderson & Stephen O’Malley of Sunn 0))). Blackened low-end psychedelics not for the faint hearted – a one-time event not to be missed!!!

Unearthly ritual with strictly limited capacity. You can pre-purchase tickets to avoid disappointment from The Toff in Town, Metropolis Bookstore, Polyester Records and the Corner Box Office – phone: 9427 9198 or on-line: http://www.cornerhotel.com. Tickets on sale Thursday 26th April. Pre-sale tickets: + bf / on the door if available.

The Toff in Town
Level 2, Curtin House
252 Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: 03 9639 8770

 

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Earth – Free Show In Seattle

Posted by Molli Fire on Friday, 6April07

from Southern Lord’s news :

Southern Lord Recording artists: EARTH will be performing at a special FREE in-store performance!

where: Easy Street Records Seattle (Queen Anne Store)
when: April 21st // 7PM
why: In comemmoration of their new album release: “Hibernaculum

Go check it out and dont forget to pick up the new CD/DVD/LP!

this is quite a treat! i usually have to pay $20 to see these pioneers of the Drone sound. if you are in the Seattle area, don’t miss this opportunity. even if you are not sure that you like this style of music, the only way to tell is to hear it LIVE and LOUD!

this latest creation, Hibernaculum, has a real traditional country twang. it’s a very unique sound, cultivated in a real roots manner. not what most people think of when someone labels it metal.

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Sunn O))) and KTL Tour Updates

Posted by Molli Fire on Thursday, 22March07

i was perusing stephen o’malleys gorgeous website when i noticed that he had more upcoming shows listed for Sunn O))). i also noticed that he will be joining Sunn O))) again for some of these shows. So here is an updated list, with more shows added, for Sunn. ALSO, dates and places to catch KLT, the collaboration between o’malley and peter rehberg.

20th April @ Donnau Festival, Krems Austria (curated by Current 93)

To buy tickets or for more details go to their website http://www.donaufestival.at. There are both English and German versions of the site, accessed by a button at the top of the webpage. They also have a MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/officialdonaufestival. I very much look forward to meetuing you there.

The full line-up is now:

Baby Dee
Bonnie “Prince” Billy
Current 93
Cyclobe
Fovea Hex
Hush Arbors
Julia Kent
Larsen featuring Jóhann Jóhannsson
Little Annie
Nurse With Wound
Matmos featuring Jay Lesser
Om
Pantaleimon
Simon Finn
Six Organs of Admittance
Sunn O)))
DJ sets by JG Thirlwell and Khan Oral

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22nd April @ Roadburn Festival, Tiburg Holland w/ Bohren Und Der Club of Gore

which i just posted about last night, there is more info and flyer on that post.

SUNN O))) will be on both dates: Attila Csihar, Greg Anderson and Stephen O’Malley, with TOS Niewenhuizen joining for Roadburn. Hail!

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KTL live actions
30-April-07 AUSTRIA Krems / Donau Festival
24-26-May- 2007 SCOTLAND Glasgow / ‘Kindertotenlieder’ (Gisele Vienne & Dennis Cooper) @ Tramway
27-May-07 UK Glasgow / Nice N Sleazy
28-May-07 UK Birmingham / Barfly w/ ISIS
29-May-07 UK London / Luminaire
30-May-07 UK Manchester / TBC
31-May-07 UK Bristol / Cube Cinema (Venn Festival)
1-June-07 ITALY Rome / Diissonanze Festival

sorry, i don’t have links for all the shows this time… i sure would love to see that show with ISIS 28 May… i’d love to see Sunn O))) and Bohren Und Der Club of Gore more than any other show this summer.

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NILE, LORDI To Play FREE OZZFEST

Posted by Molli Fire on Thursday, 22March07

ALERT!! ALERT!!
The following cities will need earthquake retrofitting for their stadiums and amphitheatres ASAP!

Starting July 12th 2007, 24 US cities will experience pounding seismic activity when OZZFEST comes to town.

I should have known, that when Ozzy stands up and says, Let’s Have A Free Party! that only the best, blackest, most hardcore of grinding metal bands would respond. Already 8 bands have pushed their way to the front and signed their names (in blood) to the tour production’s roster. They better make the stages out of adamantium, coz these bands are HEAVYWEIGHTS!!!
LAMB OF GOD
HATEBREED
LORDI
NILE
ANKLA
MONDO GENERATOR
CIRCUS DIABLO
THE SHOWDOWN

and of course OZZY himself will lead the procession! Not only that, but Ozzy will be performing songs from the new studio album he has been working on! The first new OZZ since in 6 years!

ozzy

 

The festival stops include :

07/12/2007 THU White River Amphitheatre, Seattle, WA
07/14/2007 SAT The Gorge, George, WA
07/17/2007 TUE Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Sacramento, CA
07/19/2007 THU Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
07/21/2007 SAT Hyundai Pavilion, Devore, CA
07/24/2007 TUE Cricket Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ
07/26/2007 THU Journal Pavilion, Albuquerque, NM
07/28/2007 SAT Coors Amphitheatre, Denver, CO
07/30/2007 MON Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Kansas City, MO
08/02/2007 THU Smirnoff Music Center, Dallas, TX
08/04/2007 SAT Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, San Antonio, TX
08/06/2007 MON Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, St. Louis, MO
08/08/2007 WED Germain Amphitheatre, Columbus, OH
08/10/2007 FRI First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL
08/12/2007 SUN Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI
08/14/2007 TUE Verizon Wireless Music Theatre, Indianapolis, IN
08/16/2007 THU PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
08/18/2007 SAT New England Dodge Music Theatre, Hartford, CT
08/20/2007 MON Tweeter Center, Boston, MA
08/22/2007 WED Tweeter Center, Philadelphia, PA
08/24/2007 FRI Post Gazette Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA
08/26/2007 SUN DTE Energy Music Theatre, Detroit, MI
08/28/2007 TUE Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte, NC
08/30/2007 THU Sound Advice Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL

Tickets will be available for download on June 12th. To gain FREE entry to OZZFEST this year, you will need to go to OZZFEST.com or livenation.com (the tour producers). On those sites, you will find links that direct you to to different sponsor sites where tickets can be secured. At this point, it seems like elaborate market research to see how you respond to different sponsor barnds, so choose wisely.

I will be watching this event closely, so you better believe i will have updates as they are available. Stay Tuned!

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Nadja New Releases And Shows

Posted by Molli Fire on Thursday, 22March07

According to :: Equation Records :: who is releasing Nadja’s Bodycage this month

Nadja is ::

* Aidan Baker :: guitars/vocals/drum programming
* Leah Buckareff :: bass/vocals

Originally formed in 2003 as an Aidan Baker solo project, the now-duo creates ambient-drone-metal, combining ambient electronics & fragmentary vocals with snail-crawl, epic riffs & dirge-like percussion.

You can listen to an excerpt from each song on Bodycage on this :: Equation Records :: page.
You can purchase the double vinyl from :: Equation – Order ::

nadja bodycage

:: Shows ::

Mon Mar 26 at The Metal Club, 1305 Dundas W. w/ Giant Squid & Grayceon, 8pm, $10
Wed Apr 4 at Poor Pilgrim The Press Club, 850 Dundas St. W., w/ Picastro, 9pm, pwyc
Sat Apr 14 Casa del Popolo in Montreal, more details tba
Sat May 19 at Buzz On Your Lips Festival at Recyclart in Brussels, Belgium
Wed June 27 Suoni per il Popolo Festival in Montreal, more details tba

Alien8 Recordings released Nadja’s EP Touched this month. You can listen to the whole album as a stream on the :: Touched by Nadja :: page and you can buy the cd from their store. The cd even includes a free digital copy of Touched!

Alien8 Recordings also released Truth Becomes Death in October 2005. You can listen to this whole album as a stream on the :: Truth Becomes Death :: page. It is also available as a cd which comes with the free digital copy.

Foreshadow in Poland will be releasing Nadja’s Base Fluid full length cd in May 2007. Until then, you can dl the free internet single plus an unreleased exclusive called “Numb” from :: nadja : basefluid :: on Foreshadow as well as preorder the cd.

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Aidan Baker also has a net release on :: Noiseusse :: The album, Scouring Thin Bones is a collaboration of Aidan and Straiph. You can dl the album for free because NoiseUsse is licensed under Creative Commons. Lots of good music on that site specializing in glitch/noise/experimental/electronica/found sounds.

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Sunn O))) Adds Roadburn Festival To Tour

Posted by Molli Fire on Thursday, 22March07

Roadburn Festival in Tilburg Holland has added yet another night of music to their already storming lineup! The weekend long festival, previously scheduled for April 20-21, is sold out. This third night, however, will be sold separately!
From the :: Roadburn Festival website ::

As if the forthcoming Roadburn Festival isn’t enough sonic overload, Sunn 0))), Bohren und der Club of Gore & Fear Falls Burning will play the Roadburn Festival Afterburner, scheduled for Sunday, April 22nd. Tickets will be sold seperately. Weekend tickets for the sold-out Roadburn Festival do not include entrance for this show.

roadburn poster
Pre-sale tickets go on sale starting March 24th and there are only 325 total, so this will definitely sell out. don’t sleep!

i checked :: ideologic.org :: to see what else i could find out, and they have the lineup of who will be playing as Sunn O))) for this night :
Attila Csihar, Greg Anderson and Stephen O’Malley, with TOS Niewenhuizen

YES – even Attila will be with them!
I can’t believe the lineup for the other 2 days, it’s like sxsw for dark avant garde metal! Neurosis, OM, Red Sparrowes, Clutch, Growing, Circle, Thrones, Melvins, Amenra, and so many more!!
That’s just one more reason i should be living in Holland.

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Centuries-old watchtower discovered as the Sunn O))) approaches…

Posted by Molli Fire on Wednesday, 14March07

In my mind, this news :

Centuries-old watchtower found in Trondheim

seems somehow related to this news :

SUNN 0))) IN BERGEN, NORWAY THIS WEEKEND!!

Bergen is fairly far from Trondheim, but not compared to the distance to the US. What centuries old entities might the Sunn O))) folks meet this weekend? I do hope there will be something recorded!

Go to this Bit of News for some interesting background history and the excitement of 13th century Norway and King Sverre.

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Sunn O))) in Norway 18 March 2007

Posted by Molli Fire on Wednesday, 14March07

from the font of information this week, Southern Lord drops yet another tidbit about how we can best experience the power of the DRONE!

sunn 0))) will be making a rare appearance in a special performance in Bergen, Norway this weekend.
SUNN O))) @ BOREALIS FESTIVAL
March 18th – Bergen Cathedral, Bergen
(Lineup: Anderson, SOMA, Ambarchi, Csihar, Steve Moore,TOS, Lasse Marhaug)

for more info :
Borealis Festival webpage and
Visit Norway Article

oh, how i wish i could teleport to all the places that i want to be! Sunn O))) are amazing, especially in concert. i highly recommend seeing this if you are able to. they put on a very dramatic ritual metal performance. O’Malley and Anderson are super nice guys as well

Sunn O))) plays “Drone Metal” sometimes referred to as stoner metal. It is a genre that was created or made famous by the band Earth, which i have also been posting news about lately. Sunn O)))’s take on it is to play one note on electric guitar, and let it sustain for a long time. as this note lingers in the air, its harmonics morph and synchronize, producing other tones and sounds. this is enhanced by the interaction between guitar and amp, as the guitar is moved closer to or further from the amp, feedback and resonant frequencies come into play. it’s a very powerful effect, which is why i suggest hearing it live. it is best experienced LOUD!

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Earth – DVD Screening in NYC !!

Posted by Molli Fire on Tuesday, 13March07

Southern Lord Records has announced 2 special screenings of the new Earth documentary, “Within the Drone”!!
The first one is April 8th in Brooklyn NYC, and another one is April 17th at the DOMINO festival in Brussels.
Here is the flyer :

more showings will be announced, watch the Southern Lord Records blog

this is the documentary by Seldon Hunt that will be included in the new Earth CD/DVD release, “Hibernaculam”.

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